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How to Prepare a Site for Demolition

Below is a guideline of the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.

The process of tearing down all or part of a building can be difficult, time-consuming and dangerous. With so much on the line, it is crucial that you make all the right preparations so that everything goes smoothly. Below is a guideline of the steps you should take to prepare for demolition.

Clear the Area

Of course, you should always take care not to leave behind any belongings in a building you are about to have torn down. But you might be surprised at how long the process of packing up and clearing out could take. Give yourself at least a couple of weeks before the demolition date to take everything you need out. That way, there will be no worry of accidentally forgetting something important.

Living Arrangements

For residential demolition, it’s important to think about where else you and your family will need to stay. That will depend on the extent of the demolition, such as total or partial, and how long before you return to a permanent home again. A hotel can become expensive for longer periods of time. Also, you will need to arrange storage for your belongings, which is why it is important to start packing as far in advance as possible. It’s better to have everything packed and ready to go and then wait until later to move it to a rental storage facility.

Set the Boundaries

Properly closing off an area for selective demolition is important for safety reasons. You should close the windows and doors as well as seal the vents to stop the spread of dust and debris to the rest of your house or building. From the outside, make sure that the lot is fenced off or guarded by caution tape with any necessary warning signs to let passersby know that demolition is in progress.

Contact Del Prete Masonry Today for Your Demolition Needs!

If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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